What’s on in Sports: Manchester: May

There’s always been a special relationship between sports and the city of Manchester. In fact statistically the citizens of Manchester play more sport per week than any other city in the country, as we know the benefits of sport extend beyond the field. There are friendships to be made and health and fitness to be restored every time we step on the pitch.

And there are even more memories to be made when we watch sport, seeing someone go to the extent of human ability and achieve their goals can be truly life changing so here are our recommendations of sporting events that you can go to this May with both red and blue fans:

Sunday 1st May
Harlem Globetrotters
Manchester Arena

Some of the world’s best athletes grace Manchester with their presence on May the 1st. The Harlem Globetrotters are a team of exemplary basket ballers, currently celebrating it’s 90th anniversary the show includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, Firefly Fisher and Cheese Chislom – plus female stars TNT Maddow and Sweet J Ekworomadu and their mascot Globie, whom travel the world in their internationally renowned show. There’s fun, there’s theatre and there is comedy this is going to be a show that the whole family can enjoy so bring everyone together and enjoy this once in a lifetime show.

Thursday 5th May
Betway Premier League Darts
Manchester Arena

£700,000 is up for grabs this May for the competitors of Premier League Darts. The semi-final will be taking place in Manchester as the players whom have been battling it out for the past four months across fourteen venues and whittled down to the top challengers before the final. Also to be televised live on Sky Sports, the perfect alternate sports night, likely to be a beer fuelled good time for fans of the sport and newbies alike.

Saturday 14th May
Tanko Main Event
Bolton USN Arena

Tanko event is situating around the sport of Muay Thai, a combat sport developed in Thailand, it’s a physical and mental discipline that can take people decades to master. And Tanko Main event is biggest and best Muay Thai promotion in the United Kingdom, displaying everything this skill has to offer. Tickets for all budgets from £35 to £2,500, there is something here for everyone and you might learn something as this is shaping up to be a historical night for Muay Thai.

Through May
From Pixel to Pitch
The National Football Museum

An exploration of the symbiotic relationship between the world of gaming and the world of football and how they’ve helped push each other to the forefront of their respective fields. Pitch to Pixel examines how football games have advanced from the simple table top football and arcade games we were used to throughout the sixties and seventies to the almost life like games such as Fifa 16 and Pro Evolution Soccer, definitely not one to be missed for all football fans.

By Katie Beech   -   11-04-2016

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